Intersection of Technology and Women's Health
This course gives students an opportunity to learn about global poverty and how it disproportionately affects women as well as what we as individuals can do to begin to create social change. During the laboratory component, students will learn the formal steps of the redesign process, in the context of redesigning a commonly available technology that we take for granted in such a way that makes it sustainable for use by women in a low-resource setting for whom a need has been established. Non-government organizations (NGOs) based in low-resource settings that are dedicated to promoting the well-being of women, will serve as clients. At the end of the semester, student teams will complete a functional technology that meets the needs of the NGO along with the details of the design.